DIY: 10 Amazing Homemade Terrariums That Also Make Great Gifts!

by , 12/10/12


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1. Ornament Terrarium

Spruce up boring glass ornaments by turning them into terrariums. You can use any clear glass ornament that has a removable hanger. We suggest repurposing an old ornament, or finding on at your local thrift store, but you can also find them at craft stores. Fill the hollow area with soil and small plants to complete the look. All the details for the how-to can be found here.

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2. Cut-Off Bottle Terrarium

Get the look of a “ship in a bottle” by building your terrarium into a repurposed bottle laid on its side. We suggest using a tall cyclindral bottle, but you could experiment with smaller soda bottle or odd shaped. You may find a local glass cutting shop to take off the top in order to make a wider opening to plant, or your can carefully cut it yourself using string and nail polish remover. If you love this look, but are not looking to get into a DIY project, you can purchase all of the materials as a kit from Uncommon Goods.

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  1. kidsgardener November 2, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    These are great Lea. My kids and students love adding TickleMe Plants to their terrariums. Its the only plant that will close its leaves and lower its branches when tickled. We found TickleMe Plant Greenhouse (like a terrarium) kits on line.

  2. Mommy Goes On December 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I love these terrarium ideas for holiday gifts. I just stuck some aloe in a pot the boring way, but now I’m thinking of doing this as well. Thanks!

  3. Lea Stewart December 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing Leticia. Love that your terrarium is wall hanging. I got really obsessed this holiday and planted 6 new terrariums!

  4. Leticia Fortuna December 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I also invented my own terrarium, take a look at my blog: !

  5. eco bay home products December 10, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    What a great idea! They look wonderful and I’ve seen these bottles at inexpensive prices too.

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